Greenify Tips

Greenify Tips

8/15/2018

You don't live at your office (although some days it feels like you do), but you can still do your part at work to be as environmentally minded as you are at home. These simple suggestions can be easily implemented to make your workday a little more sustainable:


How to Cope with Difficult Personalities

Mental Health Minute

8/15/2018

There is no way to completely avoid crossing paths with irritating or frustrating people. Your best strategy is to learn how to deal with them without losing your cool. Follow the tips below so you can gain the necessary skills to handle difficult personality types.


Styles of Communication

Clergy Assistance Program Blog

8/15/2018

There’s a lot more to communicating than just knowing how to string words together and provide straight-forward answers to questions. It’s important to recognize that there are many different ways to communicate and that each way is dependent upon the individual.


Who Are You?

PCC Guest Blogs

8/15/2018

Forty years ago, when I was a teen, The Who, an English rock band asked that question in one of their most popular songs. “Who are you? Who, who? Who, who?” This perpetual question of my youth is almost more driving and important for me today. Don’t get me wrong, I know I’m a child of God, a person deeply in love with Christ called to his service as a pastor. The difficulty ensues when I lose focus of the values, gifts, direction and goals of the service to which I have been called


To Numb or To Experience: Sometimes that is our Question.

Shauna Summers

8/14/2018

I am a woman who appreciates clarity, therefore, I like to start with definitions of the terms I am using; to make sure everyone is on the same page. Emotional numbing is what we do when we don’t want to feel something uncomfortable; we avoid the uncomfortable. We as a culture have understood alcohol and street drugs to be ways to escape uncomfortable feelings. Now, with the opiod epidemic we are aware that overusing prescription medications (too often these are prescribed pain medications that are highly addictive) are being used the same way. However, these aren’t the only ways to “self-medicate” with comfort.


Crunchy chicken salad

Recipes

6/19/2018

Crunchy Chicken Salad is a perfect summer lunch idea. This recipe, shared by Chestnut Global Partners, makes five servings with items found in the produce and dairy departments of your local store


Greenscaping

Greenify Tips

6/19/2018

GreenScaping encompasses a set of landscaping practices that can improve the health and appearance of your lawn and garden while protecting and preserving natural resources. By simply changing your landscape to a GreenScape, you can save time and money and protect the environment.


Listening tips for difficult situations

Clergy Assistance Program Blog

6/19/2018

During your workday, you are going to encounter boring and uninteresting meetings or lectures which require attention that may be hard for you to give. We’ve all sat through a lengthy presentation in which it was hard to stay alert or a meeting that just seemed to go on and on without accomplishing anything. In these situations, it’s key that you stay engaged. Use the tips and techniques below to help you stay focused so you can better listen and take in what’s going on.


My first Facebook light bulb moment

PCC Guest Blogs

6/19/2018

On my best days, I use FB to stay connected to people, reach out to those in need, see pictures of my grandchildren, and use it as a ministry tool. On my worst days, I feel pleased when I see how many “likes” or comments I got on one of my posts. Dare I say sometimes those “likes” and other emoji reactions give me a rush, or the absence makes me feel disappointed, wondering why no one liked what I said. But I never realized how much I reacted to it all until I went on my month-long fast.


Social media etiquette tips

Mental Health Minute

6/19/2018

Proper online etiquette is critical for many reasons. Even your personal accounts can be visible to people you don’t know, and your posts and shares, once public, are on the record for a long time. Your social media presence should inspire pride, not regret, and what you share should stand out from the daily babble.


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